Directions: Home Run Blvd and Highway 27, Davenport, FL,33837.
Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu incorporates hard techniques such as hand, feet, elbow, and knee strikes, and soft techniques using nerve centers, throws, submission holds, effective ground fighting systems, and the use of weapons, therefore Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu is the parent art to Karate, Akido, and Judo. When studying Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu you will learn all three Martial Arts, Karate, Akido, and Judo. Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu is the art of choice taught to the Military Special Forces, and the Police. Body Awake Jujitsu is well balanced with 50% stand up and 50% ground techniques makeing this form of Jujitsu the ultimate in Martial Arts
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"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jujutsu developed among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.
There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons.
Our Belief About Competition
Unlike the world, here at Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu we practice and cherish cooperation rather than competition. We fight for Emergency situations and self defense only. We use Martial Arts as a meditation to develope inner peace within ourselves. Unlike the world we do not and will not use martial arts for ambitious reasons such as competitions for fame, fortune, or feelings of personal glory. Competition is animalistic. Here At Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu we choose to rise above the animals, and to not behave like them. They are asleep, not civilized, unaware of their future self. Animals claim "this is mine" by urinating on their territory. Today competition in the arena and the world seems to be nothing more than just that. A pissing contest. Prize money, plastic trophies, teams, boundaries, passports, countries, flags, and wars, all are ways of marking territories and claiming I am better than you. I am different. Not like you. Separate.
In fact even though we are in some ways very different and seperate we all have a common ground. We all feel the heat, cold and pain the same. We all cry when we are sad, and laugh when we are happy, We all bleed and breathe the same. We will all someday die. In this way we are one. Death, destruction, inequality, crime, feelings of inferiority, are all side effects of competition. Here at Body Awake Jiu-Jitsu we cherish peace and quiet over victory or defeat. We are humble not out of weakness rather out of strength. We do not seek to compete against anyone, rather we continue to have the courage it takes improve only ourselves. To be better persons, husbands, friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters. To contribute to the overall sane-ness and health of Humanity. We have nothing to prove. We are here. That is enough.
If you enjoyed this I am glad for you. If not sorry I tried to wake you up. Go back to sleep.
~Master Frank Raimondi~
Here are some videos to back up what we believe about competition and its crazyness.
Directions to our Location: Home Run Blvd and Highway 27, Davenport, FL,33837. Easier than others to reach. We have a Drive Through parking area with a Traffic Signal allowing easy access to Hwy 27 and Interstate I 4. Right across the street from Posner Park Shopping Center Mall, Behind 7-11, in the Way Out West Shopping Center.